In thirty years he made a large fortune, in spite of losing 20,000 in the south sea bubble.
Paterson died in 1719, on the eve of the fatal south sea bubble.
England had its "south sea bubble," with the same madness of speculation, vanishing fortunes, and blasted reputations.
Mushroom companies sprung up in a single night like the prophet's gourd, and flourished like the south sea bubble.
The old companies, which we may justly consider the directors of a south sea bubble in miniature, sunk the price from 84l.
We save all our lives to invest in a south sea bubble; and in skimping and scheming, we have grown mean, and narrow, and hard.
Every reader has heard of the infamous speculation which is still known by the name of the south sea bubble.
The history of the south sea bubble has been told, before, but it is too prominent a case to be entirely passed over.
It was the moment of the south sea bubble, and speculation had become the universal fashion.
Perhaps the "south sea bubble" is one of the most widely known of my father's pictures.